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Mark the letter to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation.
Question 1: A. spice B. satellite C. polite D. police
Question 2: A. storage B. passage C. message D. teenage
Mark the letter to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of questions.
Question 3: Her hair is the envy of the office.
A. to be criticised by others B. to be hated by others
C. to be the fashion of others D. to be liked and wanted by others
Question 4: After the earthquake we felt grateful to be alive.
A. sorrowful B. thankful C. mournful D. fateful
Mark the letter to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stres.
Question 5: A. apprentice B. preferential C. potential D. intelligent
Question 6: A. dismiss B. discount C. discuss D. district
Mark the letter to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 7: After rising the flag to commemorate the Independence Day, we all sang the national song.
A. to commemorate B. we all C. national song D. rising
Question8: She wishes that we didn’t send her the candy yesterday because she’s on a diet.
A. on B. because C. her the candy D. didn’t send
Mark the letter to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of questions.
Question 9: Out of the blue, he asked me to come with him to Europe.
A. Increasingly B. As I expected C. Politely D. As I prepared
Question 02: Through thick and thin, he’s proved a faithful friend.
A. betraying B. unselfish C. unbelievable D. unloyal
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Question 11: We_______ you’ll be at the meeting tomorrow. Is that right?
A. assess B. resume C. presume D. estimate
Question 12: He rarely lets his_______ down, especially with people he’s only just met.
A. protection B. security C. guard D. safety
Question 13: I know she lives in London but I haven’t got her_______ address.
A. particular B. actual C. unique D. real
Question 14: Last year the economy was stable but the_______ situation is quite different.
A. usual B. current C. actual D. unique
Question 15: I was quite taken_______ by his criticism of me. He’s never done that before.
A. away B. over C. up D. aback
Question 16: At the_______ time we’re working hard to solve the problems.
A. usual B. actual C. common D. present
Question 17: As_______ Jenny was late for school. She always oversleeps.
A. usual B. regular C. typical D. individual
Question 18: I don’t have anything in_______ with her. She’s quite different from me.
A. ordinary B. common C. usual D. same
Question 19: Do you want to do anything in_______ today?
A. typical B. actual C. particular D. common
Question 20: Ken has decided to_______. He’s leaving the UK to go and live in Australia.
A. emigrate B. emerge C. immigrate D. integrate
Question 21: We went on a business_______ to Berlin last week.
A. journey B. voyage C. holiday D. trip
Question 22: That necklace is_______ . There’s no other like it in the world.
A. particular B. alone C. individual D. unique
Read the following passage and mark the letter to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT
More than ever, media is separating into mass market blockbusters on the one hand and ‘niche’ products
– attracting small groups of people with similar interests – on the other. Everything else is struggling to compete.
Joe Swanberg makes films about the romantic lives of young people in the city. He shoots quickly with a
digital camera and asks actors to wear their own clothes. His low-budget films are hardly ever shown in cinemas.
By keeping his costs down and distributing digitally, Mr Swanberg is making a living.
Technology was expected to help young people like him. A few years ago it was predicted that the
internet would vastly increase the supply of small independent films and other niche media products and increase
their audiences. That has certainly happened. However, so has the opposite. Blockbusters are also tightening their
grip on audiences, whether it’s in the area of film, music, television or books. The growth of both niche products
and huge sell-out successes has been at the expense of the things in the middle which are just quite popular – the
There are several reasons why big hits still do so well. As in the past, people still want to have something
to talk about with their friends. Which is why talent shows such as ‘American Idol’ do pretty much as well as
they did ten years ago and why the latest blockbuster still breaks new records at the box office. Research shows
that people still choose blockbusters more often than less well-known books and films. This is probably because
people tend to try only things they have heard of – which for many people are limited to media-hyped
However, some things are new. All the technology that has made niche content so much more accessible
has also proved handy for pushing blockbusters. Missed the last popular film? Don’t worry, because there will be
other chances to see it, in a wide variety of formats. Blockbusters are doing well not in spite of the fact that
people have more choice in entertainment, but because of it. Imagine walking into a music shop which has more
than 10 million songs, as iTunes does, all of them arranged alphabetically. Making up your mind would be
impossible. So, rather than having to decide, it’s much easier to just grab what everybody is talking about.
Is this increasingly more common separation into blockbusters and niches good or bad? It certainly
makes life harder for media companies. In a world where entertainment choices are growing, it is more important
than ever to make a big impact with your product. If it isn’t a hit, it will have to fight for attention together with
thousands – perhaps millions – of other offerings. The possibility of failing can make people anxious and more
conservative. Television programmes must be successful quickly or they will be cancelled. It is becoming even
harder to talk the decision-makers in the movie industry into approving films if they are not confident there is a
demand for them.
Yet this can be a big advantage for consumers. In the past, these powerful business people could get
away with supplying content that was not that good to people who did not have much of a choice. These days,
with so many options, there is rarely nothing good on television. So the media industry must raise its game.
Intelligent people naturally wish that more money were available to produce the kind of music, films and
television programmes they like. The problem is that everybody has different ideas about exactly what they want
to watch. Some may love watching a programme about the history of dance; others may want to spend an hour
being told how to look after pet snakes. But not many want to do either of these things, which explains why such
programmes are niche products. There are only a few things that can be guaranteed to delight large numbers of
people. They are known as blockbusters.
Question 23: In paragraph 1 we learn that Joe Swanberg’s films are________.
A. often bought on DVD. B. rarely seen in cinemas.
C. are made for young people in the city. D. usually low-budget costume dramas.
Question 24: As a result of these changes, media companies________.
A. are finding it more difficult to make an impression.
B. know there is a growing demand for their products.
C. can get financial backing quite easily.
D. tend to produce more unusual films than before.
Question 25: According to paragraph 3, blockbuster success is because people________.
A. are reluctant to see films they’ve never heard of.
B. like watching and talking about reality shows.
C. prefer to see famous actors in films.
D. only watch films recommended to them by friends.
Question 26: What does paragraph 6 say about the situation nowadays?
A. Consumers are benefiting from it. B. Better films and TV programmes are being made.
C. Making programmes is easier than before. D. There is hardly anything good on television.
Question 27: What does ‘they’ refer to in paragraph 5?
A. consumers B. movie industry decision-makers
C. television programmes D. media companies
Question 28: What impact has technology had on the movie business according to paragraph 2?
A. Small independent film-makers are struggling to find an audience.
B. Fewer young people are attracted to the industry.
C. Audiences are still enjoying blockbuster films.
D. There is more choice available in the middle market area.
Question 29: Paragraph 4 indicates that people may________.
A. be confused by the choice presented to them. B. choose niche films because of their availability.
C. not understand all the different formats available. D. prefer to listen to music than watch films these days.
Question 30: What does ‘it’ refer to in paragraph 3?
A. the technology B. the choice in entertainment C. the last popular film D. the variety of format
Read the following passage and mark the letter to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each blank
Why is it that many teenagers have the energy to play computer games until late at night but can’t find
the energy to get out of bed (31)_______ for school? According to a new report, today’s generation of children
are in danger of getting so (32)_______ sleep that they are putting their mental and physical health at
(33)_______. Adults can easily survive on seven to eight hours’ sleep a night, (34)_______ teenagers require
nine or ten hours. According to medical experts, one in five youngsters (35)_______ anything between two and
five hours’ sleep a night less than their parents did at their age. (By Tim Falla and
Paul A.Davies, Solutions Advanced. OUP)
Question 31. A. behind time B. about time C. in time D. at time
Question 32. A. few B. less C. much D. little
Question 33. A. jeopardy B. threat C. risk D. danger
Question 34. A. or B. because C. whereas D. so
Question 35. A. puts B. gets C. brings D. makes
Read the following passage and mark the letter to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
The ability to conduct electricity is one of the key properties of a metal. Other solid material such as
silicon can conduct electricity but only effectively at certain temperatures. Also, some substances such as salt
(sodium chloride) can conduct when molten or when dissolved in water. The ability of metals to conduct
electricity is due to how their atoms bond together. In order to bond together the metal atoms lose at least one of
their outermost electrons. This leaves the metal atoms with a positive charge and they are now strictly ions. The
lost electrons are free to move in what are known as a sea of electrons. Since the electrons are negatively charged
they attract the ions and this is what keeps the structure together.
An electric current is a flow of charge and since the electrons in the sea of electrons are free to move they
can be made to flow in one direction when a source of electrical energy such as a battery is connected to the
metal. Hence we have an electric current flowing through the wire, and this is what makes metals such good
conductors of electricity. The only other common solid conducting material that pencil users are likely to
encounter is graphite (what the ‘lead’ of a pencil is made from). Graphite is a form of carbon and again the
carbon atoms bond in such a way that there is a sea of electrons that can be made to flow as an electric current.
Likewise, if we have an ionic substance like salt we can make the electrically charged ions flow to create a
current but only when those ions are free to move, either when the substance is a liquid or dissolved in water. In
its solid state an ionic substance like salt cannot conduct electricity as its charged ions cannot flow.
Electrical insulators are substances that cannot conduct electricity well either, because they contain no
charged particles or any charged particles they might contain do not flow easily. Water itself is a poor conductor
or electricity as it does not contain a significant amount of fully charged particles (the ends of a water molecule
are partly charged but overall the molecule is neutral). However, most water we encounter does contain dissolved
charged particles, so it will be more conductive than pure water. Many of the problems that occur when touching
electrical devices with wet hands result from the ever-present salt that is left on our skin through perspiration and
it dissolves in the water to make it more conductive.
(By Helena Gillespie and Rob Gillespie. Science for Primary School Teacher. OUP)
Question 36. Electrical conductivity is_______.
A. one of the most important properties of metals
B. one of the key properties of most solid materials
C. impossible for any substance when it is dissolved in water
D. completely impossible for silicon
Question 37. The word “outermost” in paragraph 1 mostly means_______.
A. the lightest B. nearest to the inside
C. furthest from the inside D. the heaviest
Question 38. The atoms of a metal can bond together because_______.
A. the lost electrons cannot move freely in the sea of electrons
B. they lose all of electrons
C. electrons can flow in a single direction
D. negatively charged electrons attract positive ions
Question 39. The word “they” in paragraph 3 refers to_______.
A. charged ions B. electric currents C. charged particles D. electrical insulators
Question 40. According to the passage, a metal can conduct electricity due to_______.
A. the absence of free electrons B. its atoms with a positive charge
C. the ways its atoms bond together D. the loss of one electron in the core of its atoms
Question 41. Salt in its solid state is not able to conduct electricity because_______.
A. it has free electrons B. its charged ions can flow easily
C. it cannot create any charge ions D. its charged ions are not free to move
Question 42. Which of the following could best serve as the title of the passage?
A. Electrical Energy B. Electrical Devices
C. Electrical Insulators D. Electrical Conductivity
Mark the letter to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 43: Mark can’t wait to use his new computer-games console.
A. Mark is not used to waiting for his new computer-games console.
B. Mark is looking forward to using his new computer-games console.
C. Mark is patiently waiting to use his new computer-games console.
D. Mark is eagerly waiting to use his new computer-games console.
Question 44: The only thing Carl forgot to buy was a new battery for his watch.
A. Carl remembered to buy not only a new battery but his watch as well.
B. Carl remembered to buy a new battery for his watch only.
C. Carl only remembered to buy a new battery for his watch.
D. Carl remembered to buy everything except a new battery for his watch.
Question 45. The president offered his congratulations to the players when they won the cup.
A. The President congratulated that the players had won the cup.
B. When they won the cup, the players had been offered some congratulations from the president.
C. The President would offered the players congratulations if they won the match.
D. The President congratulated the players on their winning the match.
Mark the letter to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 46: The menu for the dinner looks great. I think we should have a better option for vegetarians.
A. The menu for the dinner looks great; however, I think we should have a better option for vegetarians.
B. However good does the menu for the dinner look, we should have a better option for vegetarians, I
C. I think we should have a better option for vegetarians; however, the menu for the dinner looks good.
D. However the menu for the dinner looks good, I think we should have a better option for vegetarians.
Question 47: I personally like rock music. Some of those attending might prefer something different.
A. Although I personally like rock music, some of those attending might prefer something different.
B. Although I personally like rock music, but some of those attending might prefer something different.
C. In spite of I personally liking rock music, some of those attending might prefer something different.
D. However personally I like rock music, some of those attending might prefer something different.
Mark the letter to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 48: Diana: “Can you do me a favor?” ~ Swan: “________________”
A. No, you can do it yourself. B. What would you like, Madam?
C. How much do you need? D. Oh, yes. With pleasure.
Question 49: Anna: “I beg your pardon. It seems I met you somewhere.” ~ Brian: “________________”
A. Sorry, sir. You take me for someone else. B. Yes, I’ve come here this morning.
C. I’m sorry, but I’m broke. D. Oh, yes. Our flight was comfortable.
Question 50: S: “It’s said that Laura’s going to marry her boss next week?” ~ B: “________________”
A. Well, that’s on the new script. B. You’re telling me.
C. Nonsense. She graduated only there years ago. D. It’s unbelievable. She‘s won a scholarship into Yale.